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US Lawmakers seek PM Modi to address Congress, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Political leaders gave mixed reactions after two powerful American lawmakers sought a joint address to the US Congress by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that US recognizes the importance of India under PM Narendra Modi and therefore the move is not surprising. Meanwhile, CPI leaders D Raja and Atul Anjan said that the move is very normal as the NDA government has similar principles as that of the US. CPI (M) leader Nilotpal Basu also said that the ideology of the BJP and that of US is almost the same. Jun 21, 2014
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Controversy over Hindi wrong, unwarranted: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, has said that the controversy over promotion of Hindi on social media platform was wrong and unwarranted. He said that was misquoted as it was just a routine circular to promote the language and not being imposed on the states. Rijiju addressed a news conference in New Delhi and said that the circular which is constantly being cited in media reports was issued on May 27 and was a reminder to an earlier circular issued on March 10th which said use of Hindi language should be promoted on social media. He added that it was not a compulsion on the states to use Hindi language to conduct their routine business. Jun 21, 2014
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SP workers halt train to protest rail fare hike

Allahabad, June 21 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) workers on Saturday brought a train to halt while protesting the central government's rail fare hike. The Ganga Gomti express was brought to a halt by party workers while it was enroute to Lucknow. The Central government's decision to increase rail passenger fares by 14.2 percent and freight rates by 6.5 percent have met with a stiff resistance from opposition parties. Jun 21, 2014
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2014 FIFA World Cup: Italians in Rome disappointed as they lose to 1-0 against Costa Rica

Rome, June 21 (ANI): Italians watching Italy play against Costa Rica in the World Cup group match on maxi-screens in Rome's historical centre reacted with surprise and disappointment as their side lost 1-0. Costa Rica' Bryan Ruiz's goal securing the Group D win over Italy also ensured England were eliminated. Italy brought on Antonio Cassano at halftime, but Costa Rica expertly took the sting out of the match, reducing their opponents only to glimpses of goal, while they continued to look threatening on the counter. Italian fans reacted as the maxi-screen area quickly emptied. One fan tried to keep the morale high. Jun 21, 2014
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Militant camps still exist in Bangladesh: BSF

Agartala, June 21 (ANI): Militant camps still exist along the Indo-Bangladesh border said Border Security Force top official, BD Sharma after reviewing the security situation. Sharma reviewed the security situation along the international border during a meeting with top officials, sector and battalion commanders in northeastern Salbagan headquarter of BSF Tripura frontier. Sharma said their counterparts in neighbouring Bangladesh were fully cooperating with Indian forces in checking the militant infiltration along the porous sensitive border. He also said that the insurgents could not be fully wiped out from Bangladesh soil as deployment of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was less than required. Jun 21, 2014
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Syrian journalists, exiled in France, look home

Syrian journalists are among the thousands of refugees who have found a temporary home in France, but the aid they receive falls short of covering their material, and emotional, needs. Duration: 02:25 Jun 21, 2014
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Ukraine: French doctors help Ukrainian hosptials

French doctors from the Jouvenet Clinique in Paris are helping hospitals in Kiev providing medical consultations to soldiers and officers wounded by violent conflicts in the east of Ukraine. Duration: 01:25 Jun 21, 2014
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Injured German caver in good shape

Doctors treating a German cave explorer, who was dramatically rescued after 11 days trapped and injured deep in the Alps, said Friday that he was in "excellent condition" considering his ordeal. Duration: 00:57 Jun 21, 2014
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Global refugee numbers highest since WWII: UN

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syrians hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said Friday. Duration: 01:18 Jun 20, 2014